Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Construction Cleanup Contractors

Working a construction job is a lot of work, with a lot of materials coming to and from the job. Metal pipes, nails, rebar, cuttings from two by fours, and worse all accumulate at a construction site. Getting them cleaned up is the job of a Construction Cleanup Contractor.

It used to be that you could clean up a construction site by showing up with a pickup truck and drive everything to the landfill. In today's more environmentally conscious age, that's no longer an easily attainable option. Construction cleanup contractors are well versed in the environmental, recycling and disposal requirements of construction materials in their jurisdiction.

In particular, a number of construction materials need special disposal. Copper pipe, and anything with lead in it (such as solder) need to be carefully policed to avoid contaminating any groundwater near the area. Likewise, fiberglass stocks (in particular, fiberglass insulation) and treated and tempered glass need special disposal permits to meet with environmental regulations. Your construction cleanup contractor will know how to do this.

A well run construction site has several phases of a project, from laying the foundation, all the way to finishing the interior walls. At each phase of the construction process are waste materials that need to be removed and placed off site for recycling or disposal. A construction cleanup contractor will help you with this critical part of the job, including improving your worksite safety and reducing the environmental impact of your construction job.

If you're considering becoming a construction cleanup contractor, the definitive book on the market to help you get started is Construction Cleanup: A Guide to an Exciting & Profitable Cleaning Specialty (Paperback), by Don Aslett. It's available from Amazon, and goes into great depth, covering what to clean, how to clean it, what stages of a project require which items of cleaning equipment, where to find construction cleanup jobs, how to bid on them, and over 16 pages of checklists for each phase of a construction job, so that when you do it, you leave no stone unturned, and turn your customers into repeat customers. Aslett is also the author of the Cleaning Encyclopedia, which is an alphabetical listing of how to clean just about anything - from industrial spills to getting cat urine out of carpet; in the final phases of a construction cleanup contractor's job, you'll want to know how to get the smells of paint and the like out of a job site, and the Cleaning Encyclopedia will help considerably.

In conclusion, whether you're building a home, or are looking to be a contractor constructing homes, knowing the phone number of a good construction cleanup contractor is an important part of managing any large project. Even better, if you're looking for a job with lifetime earning potential and the ability to be your own boss, working as a contractor, becoming a construction cleanup contractor is a pretty lucrative business to get into.

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1 comment:

  1. It can be a difficult tasking finding reputable construction site cleanup companies, so be sure to get recommendations or read up on some review sites.